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SOUNDS OF SONDLAND - Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is expected to appear today as the House impeachment inquiry motors on. Sondland, who’s been shepherded through the process by Paul Hastings lawyers Robert Luskin and Kwame Manley, is a critical witness for House Democrats who say President Trump put pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son. Two other witnesses—Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense, and David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs—also are expected to testify today. Cooper is represented by White & Case, and Hale is represented by the D.C. firm Bailey & Glasser.